The Drum’ “I Felt Stupid” is a really catchy song … wait for that chorus. As I mentioned last time:
On their MySpace they list the Smiths, the Legends, the Shangri-Las, the Tough Alliance, the Embassy, Orange Juice, and Joy Division as influences. Also, you might feel like standing on a beach with the Cure after listening to the immediately infectious “I Felt Stupid.”
Turns out they don’t know how to surf, so they stay in shape in other ways: The Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch-directed video finds the Brooklyn-via-Florida crew going for a run in McCarren Park before a couple Drums muss up their white workout gear wrestling in the dirt. No hard feelings: All four get together to tear through the song, complete with energetic
cymbal tambourine spinning that approximates (and makes up for) an earlier sad sad sad discus.
One more rep:
It’s getting dark before 5PM, so here’s “Let’s Go Surfing,” one of the 20 Queerest Indie Songs of 2009, to cheer you up:
“I Felt Stupid” b/w “Down By The Water” is out via Moshi Moshi.